Today is Kendra's birthday. I look at this picture and my eyes still fill up with tears as I think about how amazing that day really was. It was at that time the best day of my life. Since then I have been fortunate enough to have another "best day", the day that Emmie was born.
I was in labor for a long time with Kendra, I really was. So it was after more than seventy hours of labor that Kendra entered this world at 11.44 on Monday, October 13th, 2003. I can still remember exactly the way I felt when I first saw her, and the incredible high that followed. It was a high that completely took away the total exhaustion I was feeling, and replaced it with joy. I remember so well that night being unable to sleep as I lay gazing at my beautiful baby, the most perfect gift imagineable.
I can't believe how quickly these five years have passed. And as they have, and as Kendra has grown up from a little baby to a perfect, sweet, smart, kind, and sensitive little girl I feel very lucky.
Happy birthday my sweet Kendra. Thank you for everything that you are! I love you more than you can ever know.